Gradings and Best Attendance Celebrations!

This past weekend Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate Namibia hosted its final color belt gradings for 2023.

As part of the post grading awards ceremonies, OGKN also presented the 2023 Best Attendance Awards for all classes.

Congratulations to our 2023 Best Attendance Award winners:

Honbu Dojo

Children Beginners & Juniors (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

1st Place – George van Wyk

2nd Place – Mia Tendai Kumire

3rd Place – Megan Kumire

Children Advanced (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

1st Place – Hayle Nepgen

2nd Place – Tristan Cooper

3rd Place – Jazmine Nepgen

Merrit Award – Lumé Karsten

Merrit Award – Margaret Flavianu

Merrit Award – Steven Bishop

Merrit Award – Ethan Collard

Merrit Award – Tangeni Kalushu

Adult/Teen Beginners and Intermediate (Mondays & Wednesdays)

1st Place – Lemmy Nelumbu

2nd Place – Penda Atshipara

3rd Place – Ashley Routh

3rd Place – Ian Pretorius

Adult/Teen Senior (Mondays & Wednesdays)

1st Place – André Viljoen

2nd Place – René Bader

2nd Place – Victor Atshipara

3rd Place – Jason Collard

3rd Place – Lize van Wyk

3rd Place – Ono Akweenda

Merrit Award – Jaden Kumire

Merrit Award – Reino Hasheela

Shinto Dojo

Children Beginners (Mondays & Wednesdays)

1st Place – Sylvian Vrey-Evans

2nd Place – Zoha Sabouri

3rd Place – Tristan Brand

Children Advanced & Intermediate (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

1st Place – Laeya Carstens

2nd Place – Patrick Leuschner

2nd Place – Eli Wood

3rd Place – Thomas Wood

Adults (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

1st Place – Michael Baumann

2nd Place – Benson Iyambo

3rd Place – Zixuan Yao

The black belts who came to serve as part of the grading panel.